Hmmmm....

Witnesses state that they saw ballots in December with no cancellation stamps.  Why were there so many of them?

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Why do the return results look for the same for all candidates until the last day of voting when suddenly single desk candidates shoot higher in results?

Senate Ag Testimony - June 2008

Click here for a transcript of discussion with senators regarding the CWB.

An Open Market for CWB Grain

The final report, a study to determine the implications of an open marketplace in western Canadian wheat, durum and barley for farmers, was released by Informa Economics in June.

Click here to read the report.

Did you know...

As of August 1, 2008, the BC government's carbon tax will be adding $7.80 (CN) or $11.25 (CP) per car to the cost of producer cars entering BC.

"The crisis on Canada's farms comes at a time when profits in the corporate food sector are sky rocketing.  It may be the first time in history that there has been such disparity between farmers' earnings and the earnings enjoyed by the people who process, market and retail food production.

No fewer than 40 corporations in the food sector, including farm input companies, posted record profits in 2004 according to a recent survey by the National Farmers Union, which uses the most recent financial information available.  Another 16 corporations had near-record profits.

The three largest breakfast cereal makers all posted record profits.  The list of companies that posted profits includes Tyson Foods, Pepsico (Pepsi and Quaker Oats), ConAgra, Anheuser-Busch (malting barley for beer), General Mills Inc., Coca-Cola, Kellogg Co., Cargill and Maple Leaf Foods.

Corporations with near record profits were Altria (Kraft), Nestle, Sara Lee and Heinz.

Among retailers, Loblaw Companies (which includes Weston Foods) posted a record, as did Metro Inc. (based mainly in Ontario and Quebec), while Sobeys had its third highest profit."